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Auction 118, Lot 223

"Map of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway and Connections", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: United States

Period: 1880 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
26.5 x 13 inches
67.3 x 33 cm

A great advertising railroad timetable with a large map on one side, titled as shown above. The map covers the United States and details the entire railway system, but shows the Ohio and Mississippi in a bold line with all stations located and named. Marketing text outside the borders, "The Only Line Running Free Parlor Cars from Cincinnati to Louisville," and "The Only Line Running a Sunday Morning Train from Cincinnati to St. Louis." On the verso is a large wood engraved view of the interior of a Parlor Car. With timetables and promotional information. Folds into pictorial wrappers, 3.5 x 7.5". A scarce advertising piece.

References:

Condition: B

Evenly toned with a couple marginal splits along folds. Cover is a little soiled.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/6/2007

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